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Warning to sports fans: If you plan to avoid paying Spectrum an extra monthly fee for a box on your television sets by getting Roku, a cable technician told me that would lead to about a 30-second viewing delay. In other words, you will be essentially watching a Bills or Sabres game or any sporting event on that delay. I know many readers are going to miss ABC's "Sca…

Business

Charter Communications, the parent of local cable provider Spectrum Media, has just one week to prove to the Public Service Commission that it did not violate its agreement to expand broadband service in both New York City and upstate New York, or the state will collect a $1 million fine against the company. The PSC initially issued an "order to show cause" in March, in…

Local News

For City of Tonawanda park users, it's about to get easier to log on outdoors. The city has penned a tentative 15-year franchise agreement with Spectrum Cable which will give the city an increase in annual franchise fees as well as new perks, including plans to put Wi-Fi in parks and other public spaces. Mayor Rick Davis said the agreement with Time Warner expired ei…

Erie County

The City of Tonawanda Police Department's non-emergency phone line will experience intermittent interruptions and silence from midnight to 6 a.m. on Dec. 14 and 15. The interruptions are part of regular maintenance and will not affect the 911  line, according to a police notice. Capt. Frederic Foels said anyone who has an issue with the phone lines during the outage …

Local News

Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray says Grand Island has some of the worst internet service you can find anywhere. "The infrastructure that we have is poor. We have no control on how much (internet) power flows into Grand Island," McMurray said. He said using an app to measure speeds at Town Hall they found speeds as low as 5 to 10 megabits per second, even though T…